Very few people have tried prepping a week’s worth of meals only to declare it the worst idea ever. Why is this? Because there are so many benefits!

Here are just some of the advantages of meal prepping:

1. You’ll save some money.

We’ve all been there – standing in front of the fridge, wondering what to eat. Without readily available meal choices, the likely substitute is ordering something in or picking something up. And after a while, all those meals prepared outside of your own kitchen start to add up. By prepping meals in advance, you’re less likely to eat out and will save money as a result.

2. You’ll save time and energy.

Another advantage of meal prepping is saving both time and energy. Taking one or two hours once a week to plan your meals, grocery shop and prep your food for the week means that you don’t have to think about what you’ll eat or take extra trips to the store for the rest of the week. Trying to think of what you’ll eat every single day takes more mental energy than you might realize. When you meal prep, no more wasted mental energy deciding what to eat. And with a little more time and energy, you might even experience a little less stress.

3. You’ll get better at cooking.

Some people avoid meal prepping because they’re not great cooks. But even if you’re not the best cook, don’t let this hold you back in the kitchen. Everyone has to start somewhere; cooking takes practice. You’ll probably make mistakes – things will burn or not taste how you expected. But know that if you stick with it, you’ll get better at cooking.

4. You’ll waste less food.

Less food waste is another great advantage of meal prepping. Because you’re shopping for groceries with a pre-set plan in place, you’re less likely to buy random foods that sit in your fridge or pantry until they spoil or are no longer edible.

5. You’ll make healthier food choices.

Many people start building a habit around meal prep to make healthier food choices. Rather than eating popcorn for dinner (again), meal prepping will help ensure that you have a healthy dinner waiting for you. A dinner that will aid in recovery after a tough workout!

So, are you ready to properly fuel your fire? Let’s go! Rhapsody Nutrition is here to help you create healthy, sustainable habits to last you for life. We’ll meet you where you are and get you where you want to be based on your body, lifestyle and goals.

To learn more about Rhapsody Nutrition, get in touch with Team Rhapsody today.